Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 36 of 104)

  1. Which one of the following does not constitute the human relations movement of Elton Mayo?

    1. The first inquiry

    2. Hawthorne studies

    3. Shop management

    4. The Great illumination

  2. Which one of the following approaches emphasizes more on social and psychological factors at the workplace which in turn determine the workers satisfaction and organizational output?

    1. System approach

    2. Behavioural approach

    3. Classical approach

    4. Human relations approach

  3. Which one of the following is not a significant feature of the Hawthorne research?

    1. Emphasis on rules

    2. Informal organization

    3. Human relations approach

    4. Man's relations approach

  4. An organization system is concerned primarily with

    1. Defined sets of interactions

    2. A set of connected parts

    3. The roles that individuals play

    4. Interdependent parts and their interactions

  5. Match List-I (Essence) with List-II (Administration Theories) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Essence) List-II (Administration Theories)
    1. Policy decision is the expression of formal organisation

    2. It is the out-come of grapevine

    3. It is the result of social construction

    4. It is the decision of peoples representatives

    1. Classical theory

    2. Informal organization theory

    3. Post-modernism

    4. Democratic theory

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
  6. Budget Division works under the

    1. Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

    2. Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

    3. Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

    4. Finance Commission

  7. Consider the following:

    1. Selection of proper worker for the job

    2. Establishing the time in which the job is to be accomplished

    3. Definition of the task to be accomplished

    4. Motivating the worker for a high level performance

    The correct sequence of the above activities in which a responsible manager, under scientific management, should direct the workers is

    1. 3 − 4 − 2 − 1

    2. 2 − 1 − 3 − 4

    3. 3 − 1 − 2 − 4

    4. 2 − 4 − 3 − 1

  8. Which among the following is/are the basis of Herbert Simon's decision making theory?

    1. The need to take administrative principles seriously

    2. Preferences and social conditioning of the administrator

    3. Orders of the superior

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 only

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 only

    4. 3 only

  9. Which one of the following was not identified by Robert Dahl as an issue in the science of public administration?

    1. Need for normative considerations

    2. Human behaviour

    3. Importance of machine concept of organization

    4. Sociological factors

  10. Consider the following statements in relation to the human relations school based on Hawthorne Studies:

    1. Mayo opened the door to research into social man.

    2. Work satisfaction depends largely on the informal social pattern of the working group

    3. Supervision, morale and productivity are interlinked.

    4. Apart from technical and economic aspects of a programme, human aspect is also important

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  11. Who is responsible for the observance of the Rules of Business of the state government in India?

    1. The Governor

    2. The Chief Minister

    3. The Advocate General

    4. The Chief Secretary of the State

    Government

  12. For which of the following Bills, the prior sanction of the president is required before they are introduced in the Parliament?

    1. All the money bills

    2. Bills concerned with the alternation of the boundaries of the States

    3. Both a and b

    4. Neither a nor b

  13. Which one of the following is not the function of the Directorates at the State level in India?

    1. To execute policies of the government

    2. To control field agencies

    3. To collect data for suggesting alternative course of action

    4. To frame basic policies for governance

  14. In 1977, under whose chairmanship, the Panchayat Raj Committee was formed?

    1. Ashok Mehta

    2. Sardar Swaran Singh

    3. Balwantrai Mehta

    4. Madhu Dandwate

  15. Who among the following is hailed as the father of local self-government in India?

    1. Lord Mayo

    2. Lord Ripon

    3. Jawaharlal Nehru

    4. Mahatma Gandhi